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City rights since1358 but mentioned already in 1222.
1655 - Swedish invasion - looting and destruction
1664 - War with Sweden - more looting and destruction
1702 - War with Sweden again - even more looting and destruction
1794 - Kosciuszko Insurrection
1795 - to Austria - Third Partition
1809 - included in Grand Duchy of Warsaw
1815 - included in (Russian) Congress Kingdom of Poland
1846 - Cracow Uprising - victorious battle with Russian Cossacks
1867 - Russians take the city rights away
1914 - on the Russian-Austrian frontline - more destruction
1918 - back in independent Poland
1923 - restoration of city rights
1939 - heavy fighting with Germans
2008 - celebrations of 600th Anniversary of cityhood.
Present Arms and brand new flag adopted on June 23, 2003 (resolution
"Arms: on a red Spanish-style shield a golden plate on which the head of Saint John the Baptist is placed (eyes closed, beard and hair black, face - white)
Flag in the ratio 5:8 formed by two triangles, upper - white, lower - red, separated by the yellow stripe, in slant, running from the upper hoist corner to the lower fly corner. The yellow stripe should be of 1/5 of the width of the flag."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Dec 2008